Whether you’re looking for some architecture inspiration or simply dreaming of your perfect home, a quick flick through the Architect Prineas portfolio will have you reconsidering you reconsidering your goals. The Allen Key House by Architect Prineas is a renovation to the rear of a 1930s Californian Bungalow, located in Lane Cove on Sydney’s leafy North Shore.
The brief was to reconfigure the existing house, creating a generous kitchen and living spaces with a connection to the garden. The rear addition is connected to the original dwelling via a small link, distinguishing between the old and new. The link creates two internal courtyards that serve the ensuite and study.
Faced with an extremely tight budget, the design started with a shed-like structure that would be simple to build. Ways to bring in light were explored through the manipulation of the roof. The highlight windows draw views of the treetops into the kitchen and living areas, creating a strong connection between the interiors of the Allen Key House and the leafy surrounds.
Photographer: Chris Warnes